D.A.R.E. Program Slashed?

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

The city of Tallahassee is proposing to cut D.A.R.E., Drug Abuse Resistance Education. On top of low budgets for D.A.R.E., there has also been a national debate over whether the program is effective.

Officer David McCranie with the Tallahassee Police Department says kids need positive reinforcement in schools, but there's been no comprehensive study to prove D.A.R.E.'s success.

The Leon County School boardsays it's a very important program to have. Director of Safety John C. Hunkiar says, "Once the program and the merits of it are reviewed, its importance will be placed at the right level."

The proposal to cut D.A.R.E. will not be finalized until September when local budgets get final approval.

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